Math Tertia


The aim of Primary Mathematics within the Singapore Math curriculum is to allow students to develop their ability in mathematical problem solving. This includes using and applying mathematics in practical, real-life situations as well as within the discipline of mathematics itself. An important feature of learning mathematics within this curriculum is the use of a concrete introduction to the concept, followed by a pictorial representation, followed by the abstract symbols. Although each class covers many different concepts, only the core concepts required for mastery are listed here.

In Math Tertia students will learn to model addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems within 10,000 conceptually and to solve mentally and with algorithms. Long division will be introduced.  Students will learn to use bar models to solve part-whole and comparison word problems.  Key concepts that will be learned include:

  • place value to 10,000
  • adding and subtracting numbers within 10,000
  • multiplication and division (0 through 10)
  • long division
  • measurement (length, weight, and capacity)
  • money
  • time
  • fractions (comparing, equivalent, adding and subtracting).